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Genesis 4:1-10
And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: but unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door: and unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper? And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.

Matthew 12:46-50
While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Matthew 26:26-28
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; for this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Hebrews 6:4-8
For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: but that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and  nigh unto cursing; whose end  to be burned.
We see how that Jesus came from heaven, took on the form of a man and died for the sins of the whole world, yet we find his royal blood crying from the ground of rejection by the very ones he endured the crucifixion, suffering and humiliation of the cross to save.

This scattered and tattered humanity clothed in temporal flesh, has become bold and arrogant enough to squander the possibility of eternal life in the presence of Jesus Christ, the Father, King of kings and Lord of lords.

And for what will a man squander such a priceless gift?
As old age sets in and all the things that once glittered and were attractive has lost its seductive powers of persuasion, and the discovery is made that friends are not really friends, and lovers are prone to betrayal, what then when once death knocks on the door of our finite lives, and leave behind the message that our journey in time has summarily ended?

Can we escape the grasp of Death? Can we prolong our lives? Can we contend with God? What viable explanation can we present to God that will annul his judgment of eternal damnation? Will we offer him our liquid assets in exchange for eternal life when everything that is belongs to him? I would say that at that point we would be faced with a quandary. To answer the quandary, it would then be a sheep to the right and goats to the left sort of thing.

Cain killed his brother Abel and Abel's blood cried out to God from the ground. This lets us know that innocent shed blood has a voice and when the blood cries out to God that God hears the crying blood. 

The Word of God informs us that when once we have known the mercies of God through salvation by the innocent shed blood of his son Jesus Christ, and afterwards we turn away from the teachings of Christ and renew our old lifestyles of sin then we crucify afresh the son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, thereby putting him to an open shame, because we are announcing to the world that his innocent shed blood was not good enough to keep us within the embrace and shelter of God.
Consequently, the blood is still crying from the ground.
No doubt from the time that Jesus was brutally whipped, and on his way struggling towards Golgotha, and when he was nailed to the cross, drops of his precious blood fell to the ground from the beaten and pierced body of God's sacrificial lamb for our sins.

The Blood Is Still Crying out to God from all over the world as it lay soaking into the ground of rebellion and arrogance, representative of a backslidden people who have rejected the sacrifice of the Lamb of God. 

What then is the blood of Jesus saying to God?

The Blood of Jesus Speaks

"O my Father, I find myself soaking again into this cold ground of deception. The rebellious and hard hearted people have allowed themselves to be deceived by Satan, the fallen archangel and the father of sin. Their souls I did not win not because my blood was not good enough, but because they decided to live unto the flesh instead of the spirit, seemingly forgetting the fact that everything seen with the eyes will soon perish, and the consequences for their rebellion will be forthcoming.

"O my Father whither shall I go from this ground of rejection? I am wounded anew, my blood is weeping and seeping into the ground of delusion and despair; your sons' and daughters' delusion and my utter despair. There I was safe and sound solidly profound in their hearts where I lived, and then suddenly I was cast out in lieu of nothingness really. Over there in the land of forever is where I long to be. Lift me up from this ground of rejection and bring me home once again. 

"O my Father who will avenge my innocent shed blood anew?Was my suffering on their behalf in vain? The pain of rejection wounds the very soul of me and disturbs my tranquility. Though heaven's arms embraces me silently, I foresee my beloved ones going astray away from me. Tears of blood are falling down my face anew as, I seek to enter once again into their hearts to find the place called home. Yet I roam from here to there seeking my lost sheep along strange crooked roads."
If we are the spiritual brothers and sisters of the Lord Jesus Christ because we have decided to live according to the example he set before us, then what occurs when we decide to annul the adoption into the spiritual family of God, and live haphazardly according to our own will; drowning in sin? According to the Word of God we become as thorns and briers good for nothing but to be cast into the fires of eternal damnation. That is the end of rebellion; the rejection of the blood of the Lamb of God.

Are we to be called by the name of Cain then? Has the seed of Cain entered into the womb of our mind and corrupted our souls to the extent that we have given birth to a Cain mentality? Have we slain our brother Jesus in the empty and barren fields of this finite world because his sacrifice was accepted by the Father and ours was rejected? Were we filled with hatred, jealousy, or anger and instead of rising up to the level of the Jesus sacrifice by aligning our lives with the life of Christ, we instead chose to crucify him afresh and backslid into the sin and degradation that we were delivered from by his shed innocent blood? 

Jesus obeyed God unto death, while we, on the other hand, ceased to be obedient to the Word of God, and in so doing became a god unto ourselves, rather than taking up our cross and following Jesus by sacrificing our lives through suffering, which is a direct consequence of our obedience and faithfulness to God.
Therefore if we fail to crucify our flesh our flesh will crucify us, robbing us of eternal life, the very reason Jesus was sacrificed to redeem our souls from hell. 

Genesis 4:11
And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand.

Is that the blood of our brother Jesus crying out to God for vengeance from the ground of our aborted Christian lives?
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